6 May, 2021

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Tragedy Of The Fall Of Once Great Sri Lanka

By Sarath Wijesinghe

Sarath Wijesinghe

Fall of “Sinhala Rule” and the Consequences

2358 years of the Sri Lankan Kings rule fell on 2nd March 1815 due to the coup of the Chief tens headed by Ehalapola who signed the disputed historic and decisive Convention to hand over the country and powers of governance away to the colonial power despite the silent protest of the common man. Robert Brownrigg and Ehalapola were the first signatures of the agreement/convention in which the main clause amongst others was to give foremost position to Buddhism and to protect “Sasana” Buddha, Dhamma, and Sanga. Before the ink got dried of the agreement, British violated the Convention by letting down the chief tens who expected to be rulers, and contravention of the contents of the agreement which is still in force under international law akin to Indo-Sri Lanka Accord of 1987! Sri Lanka became a British Colony until independence was gained on 4th February 1948 with the destruction of the culture, imbalance of the economy and agriculture the colonial power overrun us due to naval power and power of the gun then. Nothing more could have been expected from “sea pyrites” looking for wealth from the colonies for the King and the British Empire with intention and agenda to propagate the Christianity in which King is bound to protect and foster. Disunity of the King Chief tens and “Sanga” caused the disaster that could have averted by unity toughed by “Lichcihevi” way of practice in Buddhism they practiced. Jaffna came under the Sinhala King. Had we survived like Thailand we world have been a unique /great Nation.

“Sri Lanka was transformed to a Federal State by Indo-Sri Lanka Accord giving power to the periphery”

It is our duty by the nation not to hide the truth and not to be shy to speak the truth for the future generation. 13th Amendment of the constitution certified on 14th November 1987 was promulgated in pursuance to the Indo Sri Lanka Accord passed by the Parliament while the country was in flames and the Members of Parliament whose undated letters of resignation was in possession of JRJ brought to the Parliament to vote with armed protections from the hotel they were imprisoned. Legally there should have been a referendum on 13th amendment as it amounted to be a change of the “basic structure” of Unitary to Federal. Changing basic structure is prohibited according to the Indian full bench judgement of “Kesawananda Barati Vs State of Kerala” In a full Bench decision it was decided that even with 100% agreed decision, the basic features embodied in the Indian constitution cannot be changed which are entrenched which as a principle applied to Sri Lanka. In India while there are five entrenched feathers, in Sri Lanka the foremost position to Buddhism and the Unitary Nature in Sri Lanka cannot be changed even with a referendum as this principle is entrenched. Indian constitution is mainly a federal constitution with distribution of powers among coordinated bodies, unlike in a Unitary State where “one single unit exist with all powers top bottom”. Indian system was imported to Sri Lanka forcibly as the 13th amendment under “duress” thereby Sri Lanka was transformed to be a “Federal State” with units of devolution fortunately tied together in a string/thread of powerful presidential powers. The most powerful main feathers of the Sri Lankan federal constitution are the police and land powers vested under the 13th amendment which has not been implemented by successive Presidents (including CBK) after JRJ knowing the drastic/disastrous consequences leading to separation. Most important are the lists reserved for the central government, Provincial Government and concurrent lists which leads to

complications such as sharing of water, Education, Archaeology, law and order leads to complications controversies and blood sheds again which has to be avoided. India has 19 states and a Union City Delhi with full population of 1.32 billion with 199 million in Uttar Pradesh alone where a federal system is a necessity due to enormity of size and other logistic complications, unlike the Sri Lankan situation where the population is only 21.2 million which is easy to control and manage with a “Mega Computer” (like NHS System in UK a Unitary State erroneously stated as Federal in IRSC)) with access to one corner to other physically in few hours. India is massive and it needs a federal structure such as USA Canada and largely populated massive countries where plans and helicopters are used for transport. Future amendments to the constitution is an impossibility, as it requires 2/3 majority of both houses and the approval of the powerful provincials in which the Governor is appointed by the Chief Minister. Second Chamber consists of majority Provincial council members who are as corrupt and dirty as the main legislators mad over luxury vehicles perks and bribe. If the IRCS is implemented complete separation is imminent and definite in no time.

Architects of Indian and USA Constitutions and applicability

The architect of the Indian Constitution in “Dr Ambedkar” who pioneered the process which is still in power with only 101 amendments when George Washington and Benjamin Franklin too forward the p2reparation of the constitution by “James Medsion” the chief architect who pioneered for the people which is in force with only 33 amendments. They took great pain in the drafting of the great living documents amended from time to time according the needs of the day but never wanted to explore new constitutions which are complicated and leads to unnecessary divisions and blood shed they have averted permanently with a static and stable constitution mechanism. Change of constitutions are seldom takes place in the world unless newly born states mainly due avoid unnecessary complications and divisions. Both great nations changed and adopted themselves with new challenges with amendments which are most practical and sensible. Then what/why is our mighty hurry to change the constitution to commit suicide? Is it Geneva, NGOs Regime Change forces diaspora or any other evil anti Sri Lankan forces? Therefore we do not want to get into further tragedies and let us live with the known devil!

Constitution Making

Constitution is a set of fundamental principles constituting the supreme law of a state from which all other laws derive. India has the longest constitution with 444 articles and 118 amendments whereas Monaco has the shortest with 77 articles. Sri Lankan Constitution of 1978 consist of 179 Articles and nineteen amendments with the Article one (1) declaring that it is a free sovereign independent democratic republic of Sri Lanka which is declared as a Unitary state (art2) transformed to be a federal state by the 13th amendment by changing the “basic structure” and outlook of the constitution without constitutional due process. The Unicameral Soulbury Constitution came to force on 4th February 1948 was abolished and the new Republican Constitution was introduced in 1972 with a peaceful constitutional revolution and a constitutional Assembly which was replaced by the current 1978 “JRJ constitution” which is a mixture of Executive Presidency and Parliamentary model running smoothly with some concerns on the Executive presidency and centralized powers now in a compromised situation out of necessity to keep the provinces together tied in a strong string” without separating from the Central Government with the power of Presidential powers.

Armed struggles of disappointed youth as a result of denial of franchise

Fourth Amendment of 1982 extended the life of the Parliament until 4th August 1989 subject to a referendum brought disastrous effects which led to two JVP Insurrections and emergence of LTTE due to denial of democratic institutions and periodic elections the citizens were used to. Two (bloody) JVP instructions cost the nation lives of over 60,000 youth and destruction of property and retardation of the economic growth by decades. LTTE struggle continued for thirty years with deaths from the forces and those took to arms until “MR” was able to win the unwinnable war against the most ruthless terror organizations in the world. It is a sorry state that we have not learnt from the history and mistakes made by blocking the democratic process

(by JRJ) of exercising franchise periodically. Hurriedly passed Ad Hoc 19th amendment blocks elections for 4 and half years and the postponement of elections continually nearly three years takes country towards a volcano in brewing under with no signs of any elections until the end of the period of the governance. In the IRSC fatal mistakes are made without learning from previous mistakes by forcing the Government in power for 4 1⁄2 years ( S11) and PM and Government not to be removed for 2 1⁄2 years (S12 are repeating the same fatal mistakes undermining the power of franchise and ability to change governance. To the credit of MR he continuous elections 29 successive occasions with victory though lost at Presidential on a suicidal tour of politics. Like the loss of Winston Churchill after winning the world war “MR” lost the Presidential election to his former Health Minister MS who suddenly crossed over to “SWAN” led by controversial “Shalill”, was backed be India, West, local and international NGOs, and the Tamil diaspora with the majority of minority votes in the north and west. MR’s cronies, relations, wrong advisers contributed to his down fall.

Who wants the new constitution in the making?

Country is not in a good shape and in financial and political crisis admitted by all blamed the previous regime the SLFP and JO are parties to. There are open and close differences and infighting in the unholy union of SLFP and UNP ( leads to dictatorial one party system against democracy with weak and racist opposition confined to N/E) traditional enemies for decades joined together for perks,( ex 3.1 billion for vehicles alone to all ) privileges, facilities, power and fear of being run over by charismatic MR who is still popular but continuously attacked by the enemies who ousted him from power and blocked to contest by 19th amendment especially enacted aiming at him and block him and the family clan claiming to block further family rule. Joint Geneva resolution is a sell-out of the nation promising a new constitution and giving away the forces responsible for freeing the nation from terror engulfed for thirty years mainly beneficial to the citizens of North and East lived in fear terror groups. Opposition leader is the leader of TNA demanding a de facto federal state supported by JVP (one time nationalistic party opposed vigorously to Indo Sri Lanka Accord of 1987) some minority parties NGO’s/INGO’s, and brainwashed part of international community backed by the diaspora still active on internal/international issues. Common man is sandwiched with many issues including cost of living, un/under employment and various threats and constitution is least important to them.

Way forward

It is time for the Nation to be united today by shedding all differences as Sri Lankans for a better day for the future generation. The “Dead Silence” of the Professionals (including OPA and BASL), other sectors are sad, alarming, and worrying when the unpatriotic and undemocratic foolish politicians take unilateral decisions against all norms of good governance rule of law and democratic norms and practices. The statements by clergy, intellectuals, writers, artists, and working class, against the proposed “IRSC” are very encouraging (despite the press conferences of INGO’s and NGO’s depending on dollars) and in the right direction. Time has come to the professional’s educated young and the citizens to take over reigns of the governance and oppose proposed draconian and dangerous constitutional changes which will lead to blood shed again proposed by dirty politicians miserably failed and destroyed our loving and beautiful Granary of the East to be great again.

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    Sarath Wijesinghe

    “Had we survived like Thailand we world have been a unique /great Nation.”

    Would you like sex tourism to drive Sri Lankan economy?
    Thailand is known as the “Disneyland for pedophiles”
    The number of prostitutes in Thailand ranges from 800,000 to 2 million.
    Sex tourism generates more than $5 billion a year.
    Rajpal Abeynayake might help you with more information.

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      What good has 30,000 monks and 10,000 temples done for this country?

      We have more temples and than schools !!

      We have one of the highest suicide rates.
      We have one of the highest alcohol consumption rates

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        Do not take much notice of this fellow. He is trying to get the attraction of MR, in order to get something. He tried for the post of High Commissioner in UK, but MR refused to appoint him. Good that it happened, as otherwise he would have received works from Tamils in UK, which would be an embarrassment to Srilanka.

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        Jagath Fernando: It is unfortunate that people are not coming to churches they build here one after every few junctons (cross streets) . In Europe, christianity is bankrupt and long gone. Anglican church is not profitable anymore the bishop Quit.

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      “chief tens”……“sea pyrites”
      Another example of our locally produced “tie-wearing intellectuals”.

      ““Had we survived like Thailand we world have been a unique /great Nation.””
      Apparently Mr.Wijesinghe does not know exactly how Thailand “survived”. Thailand only became “great ” during the course of the Vietnam War when its women (and others) were freely available to US servicemen on R&R.
      Not being a prude, I wouldn’t object to a similar project here in Sri Lanka if Mr. Wije is agreeable. But is he???

      “. India has the longest constitution with 444 articles and 118 amendments whereas Monaco has the shortest with 77 articles. Sri Lankan Constitution of 1978 consist of 179 Articles “

      India’s constitution is the same one with amendments since Independence. Ours is a periodical which changes regularly.

      I believe Mr.Wije occupied a high office during MR’s regime.
      Sri Lanka doesn’t need enemies , given that it has friends like Mr. Wijesingha.

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        It seems that the rats are putting in their bids for a berth on the next ship that MR is launching.

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      NV – Rajkattapal Abeynayake or even former “Ambassador” Bandula Jayasekera (BIJAY) could throw some light on the red light areas!

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        mike

        “even former “Ambassador” Bandula Jayasekera (BIJAY) could throw some light on the red light areas!”

        I don’t know why our KASmaalam K A Sumanasekere is tight lipped about Ambassador Bandula Jayasekera. Is there any family secret they share among themselves?

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      Native Kala Vedda,

      You have no idea about Thailand. Thailand has a highly disciplined society. Thai society is modernized but not westernized. They still have their traditional value system. Thailand is a leading rice exporter and exporter of industrial products. Foreign investors flocked to Thailand. Thailand recovered from the 1997 financial crisis and experienced a double digit growth for several years. Unfortunately, in Thailand also there was a regime change as in Sri Lanka because western ‘Awajathakayo’ could not stand the policies of Thakshin Shinawatra. It is a pity that Sri Lanka could not be like Thailand and became like shitty Hindia because of Kallathoni Tamils.

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        Thailand is 93% Theravada Buddhist, very famous for prostitution, someone told me Thai Buddhism promotes prostitution.

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        Eagle eye, you know only about Pat Pong down Silom Road where you associated with Katoeys. Are you aware that there is a Mariamman Hindu temple called Wat Kade also on Silom Road, which is worshipped by several Thai Buddhists.

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        Blind buddhist Eagle,
        Have you never heard of Thailand’s greatest invention called “lady boys” ? Yes, both kinds of attractions for the price of one!!! Check it out on the Net.
        “Thai society is modernized but not westernized.”
        Yes, I suppose so, because the West has not come up with such goodies.
        Investors came to Thailand because of its open attitude. Thais are not hypocrites like us. We are the ones who expel tourists with Buddha tattoos. So do you think investors will come here?

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        Eagle Blind Eye

        “Thai society is modernized but not westernized. “

        Alright, are you willing to supply your women folks, your wife, daughters, granddaughters, sisters, aunts, nieces, daughter in laws, sister in laws, grandmas, in order to maintain a healthy market equilibrium in Sex Tourism sector in this island as you believe Thai society is being modernized but not westernized?

        By the way could you explain the differences between modernization and westernisation.

        If you do not know the answer please ignore my comment.

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      Native Vedda: keep on Braying. It is your christian values that screwed up thailand. The way things go, Malaysian muslims also wants a separate country in thailand, as Bangladeshi muslims wants a country in Myanmar. Make it understood, buddhist values make them destroy themselves. they accomodate every western paharaya. Tamils bend to any foreigner. so they should be the worst to keep in a country.

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        Dim Jim,
        “The way things go, Malaysian muslims also wants a separate country in thailand, “
        Malaysia was a part of Thailand once. So why not?

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          Malaysia was part of Pallava empire once. Due to in fighting the empire collapsed and broke into several small kingdoms. It was a Hindu state and only after King Parameswara of Malacca embraced Islam and took the name of Ishkander Shah, Malaysia became Muslim majority nation. At one stage Kadaram called Kedah was under Chola empire. No part of Malaysia was under Thai rule. British failed to capture Thailand. Only foreigners to rule Thailand were Khmers. During second world war Thailand surrendered to Japan with a friendly treaty. Japanese used Thai soil to attack both Malaysia and Burma. Pallavas also ruled Indonesia and Cambodia, and controlled trade in Indian ocean.

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            Dr.GS,
            Thailand (Siam) did once hold parts of what is now Malaysia.
            “There was a serious touch with English colonial interests when Siam conquered the Sultanate Kedah on the Malay Peninsula in 1821. Kedah belonged to the sphere of interest of Great Britain; In the following year, the Siam recognized the pre-conquest status after tough negotiations with the English envoy John Crawfurd. There is also the timid resumption of trade and missionary activity in this epoch.”

            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Thailand

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        Dumb Jimmy,
        Are there any Thai toilet cleaners with you in Canada?

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    First of all I would like to say that the author of this article Sarath Wijeyasinghe has not written this political subject on his own. It seems being a trumpet to the former head of state, he is trying to sabotage the intercommunal relationship of Srilankans that is slowly but concretely being built by the present regime by articulating some misleading false explanations and rasist views. He appears to be unpatriotic to his mother land by sewing bad thoughts among Sinhala folks.He should learn the pre- independance history of Ceylon when there were three separate kingdoms ruled the country.
    Northern part of Ceylon was ruled by theTamil Kingdom which was later in1833 annexed by the British rulers for their unitary administration.Although hindus are majority in numbers in India, Central Goverment maintains pluralism to avoid conflict between all communities and tribes. India never called it a hinduist country.But in the case of Srilanka it is just opposite. The holy buddhism is created for the upliftment of mankind .But not to the particular race. Actually Sinhalese ancestor king Vijayan who immigrated from India west Bengal/Oddisha to Ceylon was not a buddhist.Devolution of powers from the central goverment does not mean the separation of country.It will strength the unity
    of people and thereby induce the development of the nation. It is proved to be true in countries where federal system exists.Tamils are not asking for separate state but more political powers to live with majority community harmonously with egual rights and selfrespect.Nowadays the main problem for unrest in the world is due to the holy religions are being minged with politics.In the case of buddhism, the buddhist monks and laymen are not following the Holy Buddha preachings- compassion,love, help and respect.Unfortunately most of the Srilankan therars are not practising the Vinaya rules setout for buddhist monks.

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    Disgusting vermin, – Sorry, I have no better word to describe you.

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    I was told the great SriLanka was part of Africa before the continental drift started. So was India.
    How come fair skinned Ariyans managed to invade the Indian Subcontinent if they were so civilised ? Was prince Sidarth an ariyan or a dravidian ?

    What are Lord Buddha’ teachings on eating meat, consuming alchocol and drugs and the likes.

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    The trouble with people who write this kind of rubbish is that they actually believe in the former “greatness” of Sri Lanka. What greatness? We might have been at the cusp of technology when the Romans were eminent in Europe. Even then we were simply an offshoot of the truly great Indian civilization. India continued to progress, until it attracted European marauders due to being the richest country in the world.Indian empires reached as far as Indonesia. An Indian ship’s bell has been found in New Zealand.
    Anybody can claim to have been great at some point in the last 2500 years.
    In contrast, what did we do? Buddhism and its passive doctrines discouraging wealth , power and possessions continued its influence, unlike in India. No new technology was invented or even desired. Even the water wheel, a key to industrialization, never made it here. What for? Buddhism teaches us to be satisfied with what we have. No Thanha please, we’re Sinhala Buddhists.
    This attitude continues to the present day, and explains a lot about the present state of the country. Sarath Wijesingha himself (at the time Consumer Affairs chairman) fainted in court while being tried by Sarath N Silva. Silva now preaches Buddhism and Wijesinghe preaches patriotism to “Professionals”.
    We could do with a lot fewer professionals of his type.

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      Sheer ignorance. Just one example – ‘Buddhism and its passive doctrines’ discouraged us from having crusades to spread it, unlike proactive Islam and Christianity.

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        PAul: YOu are christian.what he has said buddhism believed accomodating other people. buddhism lived side by side with 64 other religions. Those religions also hated buddhism. So, christianity and Islam are not that big deal. buddhism says “LIVE and LET LIVE”.

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    We need to find fair answers for current political games in Sri Lanka. One cannot forget the great history and civilise Sinhalese nation just because some invaders say so. We had many invaders in the past and now in a modern way as well. They came in different names and in many coulors. But sooner or later we will eliminate them…

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      Senaka Rajapakse

      “They came in different names and in many coulors.”

      True.
      However we do not know the colour of the hoodlum Vijaya and his buddies.

      “But sooner or later we will eliminate them…”

      Well you missed the latest arrival the IPKF. However VP manage to take a few shot at the contingent and got rid of them. Aren’t you eternally grateful to Thiruvengadam Vellupillai Prabaharan?

      By the way you won’t be able to eliminate them if you are hiding behind your women folks or VP’s bum.

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    Sarath Wijesinghe’s ~ ” Tragedy Of The Fall Of Once Great Sri Lanka” has got to be read a few times to understand the Wijesinglish – for example what he means by Chief ten, “sea pyrites” etc.
    Sarath Wijesinghe’s knowledge of history is worse even if allowance is made for his selectivity.
    Sarath can rest assured that his article will never ever be plagiarised.

    The man starts ~ “……….2358 years of the Sri Lankan Kings rule fell on 2nd March 1815 due to the coup of the Chief tens headed by Ehalapola………..”.
    When Portuguese explorers/traders arrived in the island now called Sri Lanka, they found a Tamil Kingdom and two Sinhalese Kingdoms. Portuguese had to overcome considerable resistance to colonise the island. They maintained the status quo. Dutch edged the Portuguese out but for governance maintained the status quo. In 1815 the British edged the Dutch. FOR ADMINISTRATIVE PURPOSES THE THIRD COLONISER BRITAIN, MERGED THE THREE KINGDOMS.
    What the hell does Sarath mean by ~ “……….Disunity of the King Chief tens and “Sanga” caused the disaster that could have averted by unity toughed by “Lichcihevi” way of practice in Buddhism they practiced. Jaffna came under the Sinhala King………..”.
    The purity and simplicity of Buddhism earned a special place from the time when Buddha attained ‘Nirvana’. The ‘danger’ to Buddhism is a recent phenomena and comes from ‘inside’. Look at the damage done to Burmese Buddhism by charlatan Buddhist monk Wirathu – the massacre of Rohingyas??
    Sarath, to cut a long story short, Sri Lanka started slipping downhill when a commercial slant took hold of Buddhism. Corruption and nepotism set in. We been on the UN radar.

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      Pillai: YOur Tamil king reigned for two years and was illigitimate son of a Sinhala subking. Show us evidence to show that he reigned more than two years. I heard it is not the ones who are talking now. His generation lives in akkarapatthu. So, understand it.

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      He is a swabasha educated fellow from the South. That is why he is writing in broken English. Pyrites should be Pirates and Chief tens should be chieftains.

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    Strange article by a British qualified lawyer. He recognizes the connection between postponement of elections and JVP insurrection but fails to make a connection between majoritarianism and race riots with the LTTE struggle. Also no mention of the 18th amendment and its effect on the franchise.

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      Really?? A British qualified lawyer? That’s a new one. Perhaps he used the Namal Rajapaksa method to pass his exams.
      Or the Brits are forgiving to those who murder English.
      Or his Latin is better than his English.

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    Tamils who write comments have no idea about history of Sri Lanka. Sinhalese developed a highly advanced hydraulic civilization in the North Central part of the country. By constructing thousands of reservoirs Sinhala kings turned North Central part of the country to the granary of the country and exported rice. Anuradhapura was the seat of the Kingdom. It was Tamil invaders from Hindusthan who destroyed that irrigation based economy. According to historians there have been 17 Tamil invasions. 18th one was carried out by Prabhakaran. The 19th invasion is headed by Sampanthan without using weapons. The objective of Tamil invasions was to control land. That is exactly what Tamil politicians are trying to get by insisting on a new constitution with devolved powers. Although Wellala Tamil politicians ask for more powers, low caste Tamils in the North have objected to giving land and police powers to NPC. If democracy is respecting views of majority, respect the views of low caste Tamils.

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      Eagle Blind Eye

      “Sinhalese developed a highly advanced hydraulic civilization in the North Central part of the country. By constructing thousands of reservoirs Sinhala kings turned North Central part of the country to the granary of the country and exported rice. “

      Did the Sinhalese developed hydraulic civilization on their own?

      If its highly advanced tell us its attributes?

      Have you heard of Oriental Despotism associated with hydraulic civilization? Tell us about it.

      If you haven’t got any idea, please just ignore.

      “It was Tamil invaders from Hindusthan who destroyed that irrigation based economy.”

      When did this happen? Cite some reference.

      “Although Wellala Tamil politicians ask for more powers, low caste Tamils in the North have objected to giving land and police powers to NPC.”

      Did Donald Trump tweet this message? He target only the bigots and the stupids.

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        Native Vedda: I read above that you are talking about thailand prostitution. Books say, even during the British times, Lenard wolfe enjoyed Tamils women in the north. Do you say present Tamil women in the North whose husbands died because of your fake struggle, do they live celebate ?. Anyway, di dyou hit your car some where where and do you what “pethi” and “savan’ are”.

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          Jimsofty the dimwit

          Prostitution is the oldest profession. Its being practiced in all communities irrespective of their race, religion, region, gender (for example you being the beach boy)…………….

          The question is would you force female to be comfort women or treat them as a factor of production in the sex tourism trade motivate them accordingly? Are you willing to send your women folks (your mother, grandmas, sisters, sister in laws, nieces, ………………………) specially established free sex tourism industry?

          In your case its too late for you to earn a living by being a lady boy. You are too old for that with your creaking knees and clanking b***s. Apply for a pension, Sirisena might consider a pension scheme for former beach boys.

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        Native Vedda,

        Sometime back you asked the same questions and I gave my responses and plenty of references. I am not interested in wasting my time to educate an idiot like you.

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          Eagle Blind Eye

          Your never answer my questions.
          You chose to hide yourself behind you grandma’s Osaria. Be a man, answer my question. If you can’t its alright.

          Hope you will stop typing things that you haven’t got clue about them.

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      Sinhalese like blind Eagle who write comments have no idea about history of Sri Lanka. Tamils developed a highly advanced hydraulic civilization in the North Central part of the country. By constructing thousands of reservoirs Tamil kings turned North Central part of the country to the granary of the country and exported rice. Anuradhapura was the seat of the Northern Kingdom. There was no Tamil invaders, they were either native Tamils or invitees from the Tamil land.

      Repairs to the tanks and the maintenance of irrigation and cultivation could not be affected without the aid of specially trained men from the Tamil country of South India. Sir James Emerson Tennent, Colonial Secretary to the British Government of Ceylon (1845-1850) tells us even during his time, the expertise/services from Tamil country had to be obtained for repairing tanks in the North Central Province.

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      Eagle eye, please do not write rubbish in order to justify your Sinhala racist thinking. Hydraulic civilisation, where rivers are dammed for irrigation has been the practice of Dravidians from Mesopotamia, Indus valley and south India. Have you heard of the rock filled dam across Cauveri river constructed by Chola King Karikalan, which was the first of its kind in the world and a UNESCO heritage site. Sinhalese learnt the technology and practice from Tamils. Though they were commissioned by Sinhala kings, these dams were constructed by Tamil experts from Tamil Nadu and not by Sinhalaese. Polgolla dam was constructed by Ingra of Yugslavia and not by Sirimavo and Victoria dam was constructed by Balfur-Beaty of UK and not by JR. Did you hear of the discovery of an ancient civilisation in Settikulam which subject to carbon dating is believed to be over 10,000 years old. This and other new findings using modern equipment will put to rest such Sinhala racist claims just as much the discovery of Indus valley civilisation put to rest Aryan racist claims.

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      If you go to India even today, whether it is North or South, you will find plenty of extraordinarily wonderful ancient architecture. The best part is the decedents of those people who constructed those structures, reservoirs, etc are still doing the same job. If you go there as a tourist, you can see those people are still able to construct, carve or build exactly like their forefathers.

      If there were such skilled people in Sri Lanka during the ancient time then what happened to them later? Why there are no such people today in Sri Lanka but there are such people in South/North India doing the same thing even today?

      If you say the Sinhalese built all those Reservoirs what happened to them now?

      Why did todays Sinhalese bring foreign designers, architects, and Engineers to build Mahaweli, Kothmale, Randenigala and all other reservoirs?

      If you see in India, just like the ancient past, even today all their Reservoirs are built by Indian designers, architects, and Engineers.

      In Sri Lanka, just like today even in the ancient past, the rulers/kings got down designers, architects, and Engineers from South India.
      The Myth of an ancient Sinhala Civilization- The building of a few tanks and canals to take water to the fields, and a few Dagabas does not make a civilization. These were BASIC ESSENTIALS of the economic & religious life of any settled community.

      All the ancient structures (including the advanced irrigation technology) is from South India (Tamil). The terms used in irrigation, together with their definitions, from the ‘Ancient Irrigation Works’, by R.L.Brohier reveals an important fact, they are Tamil derivatives and none of them are Indo-Aryan Prakrit or Sinhala.

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    Boss, you’ve mentioned patriotic words like Nation, Srilankan many times in your article. I’m also ready to raise my hands and drop it to my knee. But I have a doubt though; Tamils are in or out of your calling? Can we also help you to make SL great again?

    I learned a point from your article. That is like 87 Indian Peace accord; this new constitution can also be implemented in alternative way right? Thanks for the information. So you want Indians to wack your ass again right?

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    Another misleading and biased piece written by a Sinhala racist. First of all understand that Tamil people lived in Sri Lanka before Sinhalese. Infact Sinhalese themselves were Tamils who later branched off as a separate linguistic identity. This has been proven by DNA studies. Also use your common sense. Sri Lanka is right next to Tamil Nadu and South India, so close infact that when the shores of India disappear, Sri Lanka almost immediately appears. Yet according to Sinhala nationalists, Tamils only managed to reach Sri Lanka AFTER the ancestors of the Sinhalese from northern india reached the island first. It defies logic.
    Also secondly, you Sinhala nationalist hypocrites always complain about the British, but conveniently ignore the fact that the north and east of the island was a Tamil ruled Kingdom which the British handed over to the Sinhalese on a plate. Sinhala nationalism was also created by the British using stooges like Don David Carolis, who later changed his name to Anagarika Dharmapala.

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      John siva: We can to your comment that Dsouth Indians but not Tamils lived in Sri lanka even in the ancient time. Yet, Even Sankili should be a child of a Sinhala your raja. check the names, Sankili reigned only two years before he was killed. So, you had a Tamil your raja for two years in Sri lanka probaby he was a illigitimate child of a Sinhala king,. He became the king because, all others were killed. Since Dutch time, It is different game. Thesawalamei came, Malayali tobacco farmers became fixed in Yapanaya, Even then, britush did not give you Tamils any dominent position, language, flag, national anthem, or a state. It is greedy and dumb SWRD who screwed up the country becaus he wanted power. One brave monk saved the country. That has happned more than once. Now that monks is a vassal in Sri lanka.

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    Mr. Sarath Wijesinghe: Another aeticle written by C. Wijesoma aexplains, this Constitution is anothe rnadagama by Ranil to hide the most important issue. He says, CBK initial it some time ago and now Ranil wants to implement it, probably to satisfy the west, India and minorities. According to that, they would all the elecorates to make sinhala people the minorities while there will be many electorates in which minorities will become the parliamentatians. that will finish the Sinhala Majority feeling as CBK wants it. Because it is very clear why the constitution needs to be changed if buddhism and the Unitary nature there. The key point is hidden. ————– the truth is compare with many sovereign countries, that they have states larger than sri lanka in which the no of federal politicians are few. now many shanty eleccforates. The whoel Australia, a continent has only 18 ministries for 23 million population. they also have minorities and natives. Yet, it is white country. check British isles or UK. It is the same. Check New York which can boy Sri lanka. Yet, there are only 27 politicians in the govt and only two federal politicians. Sri lankan political system is a complete fraud. WE NEED ONLY ONE GOVT, NINE MUNICIPALITES. SO, THE 13 STAYS IN SOME FORM. ONLY 2-3 FEDERAL POLITICIANS. THE PRESIDENT SHOULD HAVE PROFESSIONAL AS CABINET AND NOT 100S OF ADVISORS. WE CANHAVE TWO PARTY SYSTEM AND NOT 64 THREE WHELLER PARTIES WHICH MAKES COUNTRY IS POLITICALLY UNSTABLE.

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    Sarath Wijesinghe,
    Why not get your piece edited/proofread/recast by someone before sending it out for publication? Why not try to get your facts and language problem fixed? Lot of blabbering. Gobbledygook ! Horrible language ! I recall that you were once holding a diplomatic post under Mahinda Rajapakse. No wonder.!

    For your info, India has 29 States and 7 Union Territories (NOT 19 & 1, as you believe). Sort out your “personal deficits” before venturing out to promote rabid Sinhala-Buddhist racism, let alone commenting on Constitutional Issues. Good Luck !

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    The Author of this piece says that the contents of the Kandyan convention entered into by the Kandyan Chieftains[ not Chief Tens as spelt out] and the British is still in force under International Law akin to the Indo-Srilanka Accord of 1987.
    This being so can the Supreme-Court of Srilanka sit in Judgement and Demerge the North and the East? True it was a Technicality but still it was an International agreement!

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      You are correct. Judgement given by Supreme court to demerge north and east is illegal. Merger took place as part of understanding arising out of Indo-Lanka accord which is an international agreement which one country cannot unilaterally modify or abrogate. Srilanka supreme court has no jurisdiction on that issue and should have been taken to international curt for determination. India for reason better known for themselves did not challenge it. for which they will dearly regret in later years. Despite demerging, supreme court has given suggestion how to re-merge them. But no racist Srilanka government whoever in power. want to know about it.

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    When did Jaffna come under Sinhalese kings? Stop posting lies. For your information the Kings of Kandy were Tamil speaking Naickers from Madurai or Thanjavur in what is now modern Tamil Nadu and so were many of the so called Kandyan aristocracy. This is the reason half the signatures in the Kandyan convention is in Tamil. The ancestor of anti Tamil Sirmavo Ratwatte Bandaranaike, also signed the convention in Tamil and he signed his name as Ravathai , when was later Sinhalised to Ratwatte . So did the ancestors of many anti Tamil Kandyan aristocrats , who are now baying for Tamil blood. As one close relative of Mrs. Bandaranaicke once stated ” the higher you go in Kandyan society the more Tamil you are by blood/heritage. The typical Kandyan name Banda/Bandara is purely derived from the Tamil temple worker caste in Tamil Nadu Pandaran or Pandarar. The head of their clan is called Pandara Nayakan now Bandaranaicke in Sinhalese,.The last king of Kandy and his family were deported to their ancestral homeland Tamil Nadu and are buried in Salem northern Tamil Nadu , where their close relatives still live. The Kandyan kingdom was not a Sinhalese kingdom but a Sinhalese /Tamil Kingdom ruled by kings of Tamil origin. Naicker before that Pandian ( Before the demise of the Pandian Tamils the brides for the Kandyan kingdom were from the Pandian aristocracy) . The official languages of the Kandyan court were Sinhalese and Tamil and it had Tamil province along the north west part of the Kingdom. Unlike the southern parts of east , which were still ruled by Tamil chiefs and was only a protectorate of the Kandyan king ,this ws part of the Kingdom proper and the people of Wellasa openly and proudly flew the Tiger flag of the Tamil Cholas, as their king was Tamil. Even the king of the so called Sinhalese kingdom of Kotte was of Tamil origin. The Jaffna kingdom fell to the Portuguese and the last Tamil kingdom/chiefdom to fall was the Vanni , when the British defeated the Tamil chief Pandara Vanniayn in 1815. Stop posting lies

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